Meyer, Albert

Meyer, Albert (Gregory)

(1902–65) Catholic prelate; born in Milwaukee. After studies and ordination in Rome (1926), he did parish work, was a seminary teacher and rector, and became bishop of Superior, Wis. (1946), and archbishop of Milwaukee (1953). In 1958 he was named archbishop of Chicago (1958), becoming a cardinal the next year. He promoted building programs, lay involvement, and desegregation; he also served on Vatican commissions and was a leading liberal voice at the Second Vatican Council.